Geoffrey Deuel’s Biography
About Geoffrey Deuel
Geoffrey Jacob Deuel is the younger brother of Peter Deuel/Pete Duel, and the older brother of his sister, singer Pamela. All three children are the offspring of Dr. Elsworth Shault Deuel and Lillian Marcella Ellstrom.
Born on January 17, 1943, in Lockport, New York, and raised in nearby Penfield, Geoffrey was three years younger than his actor-brother Peter, and eventually followed Peter to Hollywood in the early 1960s to pursue an acting career of his own.
Geoffrey’s long list of acting credits in both film and television spans more than 35 years, beginning in 1966 in a role as an airline pilot in the TV series 12 O’Clock High. A few of Geoffrey’s other television appearances include guest roles in such classic and iconic 1960s series as The Monkees, Bonanza, The Flying Nun, Adam-12, Mod Squad, and The F.B.I., in which he appeared in multiple episodes.
In addition to his television work, Geoffrey has appeared in six feature films, most notably opposite John Wayne in the 1970 movie, Chisum, in which he portrayed legendary outlaw Billy The Kid. His most recent big screen role was in the 2001 baseball comedy, 108 Stitches.
Geoffrey graduated from Penfield High School, in Penfield, New York, in 1960, and attended Ithica College and Syracuse University before moving to Hollywood to pursue his acting career, having directed a play while he was in high school. Throughout his school years, he was the recipient of awards, including the ”Good Citizenship Award,” and served on a number of school positions. An Honor Roll student throughout both his primary and secondary schools, he was also President of his Freshman Class in High School. He was a member of the school’s Varsity Soccer, Baseball, and Wrestling teams, as well as the National Honor Society.
In addition to his schooling, Geoffrey served in the United States Army for six months, during which time he received Honors recognition for superior academic achievement. For more than a decade, Geoffrey was also a teacher, specializing in theater, but he also taught math, science, and social studies.
Geoffrey’s interests and talents include writing, music, the art of language, travel, international history and geography, the environment, and a wide variety of sports. He’s also extremely interested in U.S. politics and regrets not having gone to law school as his father had hoped he would. He has a markedly high intelligence.
Geoffrey currently lives in Florida with his wife, Jacqueline, and their beloved dog, Lilly.
- B.A., International Studies, University of South Florida (USF), 1987;
- Honors recognition: Superior Academic Achievement, USF, 1984-1987;
- International Studies National Honors Fraternity, Sigma Iota Rho, 1986;
- Mark T Orr Award, Outstanding Senior Graduate, International Studies Dept. 4.00 GPA, 1987;
- Strong background in American History, World History, Political Science, Geography;
- Assisted Professor as Student-Helper, International Studies course: “America’s Role In the World,” 1984.
- English major two years Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY;
- Strong skills in Grammar, Composition, English and American Literature;
- Dramatic literature.
- Professional actor since 1965 in motion pictures, television, theater;
- Instructor/Advisor, Avenue Act One Theatre, Auburn, Washington 1979-1980;
- Instructor, commercial acting, Berg Talent Agency, Tampa, FL, 1984.
- Studied Trumpet, 6 years, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York;
- Studied Trumpet, James Burke, Ithaca College;
- Plays Mouth Harp;
- Columbia College of Broadcasting, Los Angeles, California;
- “News Writing”, “Radio Broadcasting”, “Rules and Regulations (FCC)”, “Government and Media”, John Babcock, Professor, Director, News Division, KNBC, Los Angeles, California.
- Two years Spanish, USF, Tampa, FL, 1984-1985;
- Honors: Latin American Studies (minor) USF, FL.
- Two years French, Penfield High School (High Honors);
- Two years French, College;
- Qualified to teach first and second year at High School level.
- Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Algebra, High School (High Honors);
- Plane Geometry, Trigonometry, CLEP exams, USF math requirements;
- 93rd percentile College Trigonometry.
- General Science, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics High School Honors;
- Biology, College.
- Sons of the American Revolution, “Good Citizenship Award” (voted by peers), 6th Grade;
- Advanced/Experimental/Superior Class, 1956-1960, Penfield High School, NY;
- Honors Roll throughout primary and secondary school;
- President, Freshman Class, High School;
- Varsity Soccer, Baseball, Wrestling teams, Penfield High School, Penfield, NY;
- National Honor Society;
- Colonel’s Orderly 3 of 4 times, Basic Training, Sierra Company, 4th Training Regiment, U.S. Army, Fort Dix, New Jersey, 1962;
- Honors recognition for superior academic achievement, USF, Tampa, FL, 1985-1986;
- Charter Member, Sigma Iota Rho, National International Studies Honors fraternity, 1986;
- Mark T Orr Award, USF, Tampa, FL, International Studies Dept., conferred upon graduating senior with superior academic record at time of graduation, 1987, 4.00 GPA.
- Pinellas County School District from 1987-1996;
B.A. – International Studies:
- University of South Florida, 1987.
Masters Degree – English Education:
- University of South Florida, unfinished.